Holiday Ann (Hart) McKiernan


Holiday Ann (Hart) McKiernan



Holiday Ann (Hart) McKiernan was born in Lafayette, Indiana. The daughter of another Notable Alumni, Russell Holiday Hart, she graduated from Lafayette’s William Henry Harrison High School in 1976. Following the family tradition, she enrolled at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, ultimately receiving her B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Communications in 1980. She then enrolled at the Indiana University School of law. McKiernan served on the board of the Indiana Law Journal (v.58) while in law school, and ultimately graduated with her her JD, Cum Laude, in 1983.

McKiernan’s legal career began in Indianapolis, first working at Baker & Daniels, and then Leagre & Barnes. In 1991, she became the Executive Director and Counsel for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc., advising universities on approaches to high-risk student behavior. In 2003, she became Vice President, Chief of Staff, and General Counsel of the Lunina Foundation for Education, Inc. The Lumina Foundation is a private, Indianapolis-based foundation that works to expand student access to and success in education beyond high school. Since 2016, McKiernan has held the title Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Lumina.

McKiernan has served on a variety of boards including DePauw University, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the St. Vincent Foundation, to name a few. Holiday Hart McKiernan received an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2015.


Maurer Alumni, Distinguished Service Award, Lumina Foundation


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